BP#4: Search Engines and Us

In this weeks readings (not the new set in Communication Design) I found there to be an interesting split in perception of technology and information abundance. On one hand we have individuals like Nicholas Carr who puts forward an argument that the Internet changes the way our brain works in a negative way. On the […]

BP #3 Understanding History through Spoken Word

This week’s readings tackle another modus operandi of history – recounting of historical events through conversation. Rather than the often-practiced reading of literature – a crucial and valid part of historiography, historians can also turn to actual people who have lived through events or otherwise have extensive knowledge in a certain field. It is in […]

Blog Post #2: History and GIS, ‘Old’ vs. New

  In the piece by Knowles as well as Bodenhamer I get the impression that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is either a hit or miss depending on which historian you speak to. It seems that historians have a good understanding of GIS – its raison d’etre, what it is good for, but maintain some kind […]

How to understand the internet and new pseudoacademic anonymity

This weeks readings saw a shift from the creation of the Internet and with it the emergence of faster communication towards anonymous intellectual collaboration. The role of the ‘masses’ plays a big part in keeping the intellectual state of the Internet alive. The authors draw on Wikipedia (Rosenzweig, Swartz) and more general community projects (Owens, […]

Introductory Post

My name is Daniel. What interests me about this class? Learning our local heritage is interesting, but I am more excited to learn how to use WordPress and doing the project. I’m a bit sick of the usual grind in the courses I’ve taken – paper after paper usually on things that have been covered […]